Presentation on theme: "The Life Cycle of A Cigarette. Extraction Main component- tobacco Nicotiana tabacum, or cultivated tobacco Nicotiana rustica, or wild tobacco Mainly grown."— Presentation transcript:
The Life Cycle of A Cigarette
Extraction Main component- tobacco Nicotiana tabacum, or cultivated tobacco Nicotiana rustica, or wild tobacco Mainly grown in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, and the U.S.A Harvesting Priming: leaves are gathered and brought to a curing barn as they ripen Stalk-cutting: the entire plant is cut and the plants wilt in the field before taken to the curing barn Cigarette rolling paper Made from seed flax and paper pulp flammable
Production The tobacco leaves go through a process of curing, moistening, sorting, and blending 1. Leaves are pressed into cakes and mechanically shredded 2. Then dispersed over a continuous roll of cigarette paper 3. A machine rolls the paper and cuts it at a desired length 4. A device grabs the cigarette and puts a filter in the end
Packaging and Transportation Each package contains 20 cigarettes Packs are mechanically sealed in cellophane and then hand-placed in cartons The cartons are placed in palettes and then shipped to the location
Utilization Cigarette companies sell most of their packages to convenient stores such as Wawa, Sheetz, and Uni-Mart United States average retail price per pack- $5.58 There are about 46.6 million adult smokers in the U.S.
Proper Disposal Putting cigarettes in ash trays Companies such as the Ecolad Corporation are installing waste containers for cigarettes Cigarette butts must be unlit or they could start serious fires Fines are given for improper disposal
Improper Disposal Improper disposal- throwing cigarettes on the ground Fires caused by improper cigarette disposal led to $4.1 million dollars in damages in 2010 Cigarette butts make up most of the world’s litter Find their way into streams and waterways, become detrimental to environment